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Should I remove GamingCandy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
77% remove it23% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #34,672
Reach 0.0008%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 51.36 days
149.84 days >
Average installed length: 78.73 days


What is GamingCandy?

GameCandy/AdvTech is an adware program that installs as a web browser plugin to inject and display advertisements. Once installed the program will deliver ads including but not limited to banner ads, text-links, coupons and other offers both by injecting them in the user's web browser as well as displaying popups outside of the browser.


It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named GameCandy.exe. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 8.38 MB (8,786,772 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: GamingCandy
URL: www.gamingcandy.com
Installation folder: C:\users\user\appdata\local\gamingcandy
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\appdata\Local\GamingCandy\uninstaller.exe
Estimated size: 8.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by GamingCandy

Program executable:GameCandy.exe
Name:GamingCandy Games
GamingCandy DllRunner
Additional files:
  • brk.exe - GamingCandy Software (GamingCandy)
  • GamingCandy.dll
  • uninstaller.exe - GamingCandy Uninstaller
  • version.exe
  • GameCandy.dll - GamingCandy Games (GamingCandy Injector)
  • GameCandy.exe - GamingCandy DllRunner

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer BHO
  • GamingCandy.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'GamingCandy Software' with the class of {01C070D7-9237-41A6-81FE-77BB38646368}.
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • version.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GamingCandy Version' (runs daily at 12:12 PM).
  • GameCandy.exe is scheduled as a task named 'GamingCandy Util' (runs daily at 6:09 PM).

How do I remove GamingCandy?

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Or, you can uninstall GamingCandy from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program GamingCandy, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove GamingCandy.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by GamingCandy you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 8 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
Uninstall it 77%
Keep it 23%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 72.73%
Windows 7 18.18%
Windows Vista 9.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 72.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.18%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Dell 18.18%
ASUS 18.18%
Toshiba 18.18%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L855 9.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard p6726f 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard p2-1123w 9.09%
HP ENVY dv6 Notebook PC 9.09%
Hewlett-Packard 500-424 9.09%


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